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Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre

Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism is a branch of medicine which deals with the study of hormones. The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, since its inception 42 years ago, is committed to providing comprehensive care for patients with all endocrine and metabolic disorders. 

The department has a committed group of endocrinologists, diabetologists and endocrine surgeons who are equipped to handle any endocrine problem that may arise. 

The department specialises in the diagnosis and management of diabetes, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders, and other endocrine disorders. The healthcare professionals at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre offer a range of services for patients of all ages. The state-of-the-art facilities in the department, including advanced imaging technologies, provide doctors with accurate and timely diagnosis.

Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre was the 1st hospital in the country to set up radioimmunoassay (RIA) on a regular basis, a technique that can estimate minute amounts of hormones in the body. Needless to say, this technique revolutionised the field of endocrinology everywhere in the world. Since then, this department has grown from strength to strength. 

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism is also a pioneer in using glycated haemoglobin for monitoring control in diabetes.

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism is dedicated to providing personalised care to each patient. The doctors work closely with other specialists within the hospital to develop individualised treatment plans that address the unique needs and concerns of each patient. 

The services of leading cardiologists, interventional radiologists, ophthalmologists, neurologists and nephrologists are available to manage multiple complications of diabetes. Childhood diabetes and gestational diabetes are usually treated in collaboration with paediatricians and gynaecologists. The services of bariatric surgeons, plastic surgeons, nutritionists and physiotherapists are also available. 

The department also works closely with the departments of radiology and nuclear medicine to detect rare endocrine problems through diagnostic imaging. 

The healthcare team at the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism also places a strong emphasis on patient education, providing resources and support to help patients manage their conditions and improve their quality of life. A diabetic-teaching nurse is always present in the department to educate patients individually regarding self-care skills. 

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism is committed to delivering high-quality and compassionate care to all its patients. The doctors in the department strive to stay at the forefront of endocrine and diabetic care through ongoing research, education, and innovation.

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